How To Rig Advantage Sailboats
By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn about how to rig Advantage Sailboats. Though the process of raising a sail on an Advantage Sailboat is relatively easy in light winds, it can be quite a challenge during windier days.
- Before attempting to raise the sail on the Advantage Sailboat, turn the boat into the wind. This will prevent an unexpected gust of wind, which can be very dangerous for those on board.
- Carefully release all of the ties on the boom that hold the sail in place on the Advantage Sailboat. In addition, find the main halyard, and disconnect it from the railing. Then, look for the head of the sail. This typically will be on the top of the sail on the boom, on the mast end of the sail. This piece of the sail is typically plastic, triangular, and has an eyelet in the top.
- Use the clip on the main halyard to attach the sail head to the halyard. Pull on the main halyard, making sure it is tight. Secure it to the base of the mast. Finally, make sure that the edge of the sail is thoroughly connected to the boom.
- Release the boom, and turn the tiller. This will bring the boat out of the line of the wind. Typically, the boat will move slowly at first, and then gradually will increase in speed as the sails of the Advantage Sailboat catch the wind. Use the rudder of the Advantage Sailboat to guide the boat in the appropriate line of the wind.
Posted on: Nov. 09, 2010